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Healthy Commuter Benefits

Do you primarily walk, bike, ride transit, or carpool to work? Our Healthy Commuter Benefits make it easier to do so and are a way for us to thank you for making a choice that’s good for you, the environment, and your community! Whether you’re part-time, full-time, or a student on campus, the following programs are for you.

Guaranteed Ride Home Program

This free program reimburses healthy sustainable commuters who carpool, vanpool, ride transit, bike, or walk, up to 2 times per month for an emergency ride home or wherever they need to be. In the event that you cannot get home your normal way, commuters can use Uber, Lyft, or taxi and we will reimburse you up to $50 per ride, up to $200 per year. Eligible reimbursements include issues such as your carpool driver having to leave work early, a sick child, staying at work late past public transit operations hours, and so on.


  • You are always covered when you need it
  • Reimbursement up to $50 if you need to take a cab
  • Up to $200, or 4 times each year

Commuter Rewards

Commuters who walk, ride transit, bike, carpool, vanpool, or use other modes of transportation other than driving alone, are eligible to participate in BNMC’s Commuter Rewards program. Earn an entry to win a $50 Shop716 e-gift card each month, just by logging your commutes through our monthly survey. Sign up using the form below, and we’ll send you a monthly reminder to log your commutes.


  • Log your commutes by completing a survey we’ll send you at the end of each month.
  • Enter to win a $50 Shop 716 e-gift card, which can be redeemed at over 800 local WNY merchants!
  • Sign up below to receive the survey each month.

Try Transit

Interested in seeing if NFTA Metro Rail or Bus would work for your commute? If you currently have a parking permit with us we’ll provide you with one month’s worth of transit passes so you can try it out with no other obligations.

  • Free NFTA Metro passes for one month
  • Option to pause parking permit
  • Automatic enrollment in Commuter Rewards and Guaranteed Ride Home Program
  • Two parking validations per month

Secure Bike Parking

BNMC offers free, secure bike parking facilities at multiple locations on the Medical Campus. Bike commuters can use the form below to request access to the following facilities:

Ellicott Goodrich Garage (854 Ellicott St)

  • Key-fob and smartphone access
  • Easy-to-use tiered bike racks
  • Lockers (bring your own lock)
  • Bench
  • Bike repair station
  • Bike supply vending machine (cash only)

589 Ellicott St (Corner of Ellicott and North Oak)

  • Key-fob and smartphone access
  • Vertical bike racks
  • Bike repair Station

Transportation Consultation

All employees and students on the BNMC are eligible for a free one-on-one consultation with GO Buffalo Niagara. Get into the details of the next steps to try a new active commute! GOBN can help map out potential route options for various modes of transportation and make sure you have all the tools and resources you need. Schedule your 30-minute consultation at your convenience by clicking the signup button.

REDDY Bikeshare

Do you want to bike to the district but don’t own your own? Are you already in the district and want a quick and easy way to go to lunch, a meeting, or run an errand? We provide any interested employee or student on the medical campus with a free REDDY Bikeshare annual membership. It’s only a penny per minute of use after that.

REDDY Bikeshare Stations are conveniently located throughout the City, and the entire medical campus is a Free Parking Zone. Sign up now using the form below.

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